John Barr, first owner of Nighttown, speaks of his experiences there. He describes the difficult beginnings that the bar had, but that they persevered and eventually made it to where they are now. Barr describes the building and how its changed over the years. He also talks about how the neighborhood went from near collapse to bustling and thriving. He concludes the piece by talking about the various articles, trinkets, and knick-knacks that he has accrued over the years.
Barr, John (interviewee)
Smith, Kelsey (interviewer)
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"John Barr Interview, 3 August 2012" (2012). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 911079.